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It’s a disgustingly muggy Sunday afternoon and your phone alarm has rudely disturbed your drunken slumber. It’s 11am and the oh so lovely scent of PBR and cigarettes is inescapable. Your unwashed hair and denim jacket reek of everything that was floating in the air at your friend’s basement party. You’re kinda hungry… no, starving. Basically, you could eat every morsel of food in your well-stocked fridge in 10 minutes flat. Wait, you haven’t gone grocery shopping in weeks. The hunt for cheap, hangover-curing breakfast places begins.
Here’s a few places where you can fill up on some of your favorite breakfast foods while still sticking to your “I’m a broke college kid” budget.
1) The Pour House - Back Bay
Do yourself a favor and order the Pumkin Pie Pancakes. SO GOOD. Also, if you’re overcome with the desire to continue your drinking streak from last night, this place has got you covered. Order a mimosa (or a few beers if that’s your thing) with your early morning meal from the bar for an A.M. buzz
2) Paramount Café - Beacon Hill
Prices and low and portions are huge. If you’re stomach won’t stop talking to you and food is needed ASAP then you may want to keep in mind that this place is usually jam-packed on the weekends with a line out the door, but I assure you that the caramel and banana French toast is worth the wait
3) The Friendly Toast - Kendall Square
This is a quintessential breakfast spot with a menu that would impress the most seasoned diner enthusiasts. They also have vegan and gluten-free options so everyone can enjoy their extensive list of pancakes, French toast, waffles, oatmeals, omlettes, the possibilities are literally endless
4) Masa - South End
Masa is for those who can manage to put themselves together after a routy Friday night. This is a more classy option if you can muster up the energy to wipe off last night’s mascara and throw on a sundress. The regular breakfast menu is a bit pricey but they offer a sweet brunch deal on Saturday mornings. $7.95 for two courses of yummy breakfast goodness and unlimited coffee or tea. Yes please.
5) Trident Booksellers and Café - Back Bay
Get educated AND eat good food. Killing two birds with one stone is always a plus. This bookstore/café combo boasts some pretty original choices, like lemon ricotta French toast and sweet potato pancakes that are both under 10 bucks. If you’re dying to feed your intellectual side after curing that gnarly hangover, the other half of the café is packed with books for you to browse or buy
It’s time to put some clothes on, wash off the remnants of your wild night and hit the streets. A hearty, tasty, inexpensive breakfast that will bring you back to your sober, human self is only a stroll or T ride away.
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